Republicans have this strange double speak about socialism and how it is defined

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    On the one hand, a liberal would say to a republican that we know socialism works because the Scandinavian countries' brand of socialism works. Repubs then say "those aren't socialist countries! They have private economies"

    Um okay. They are socialist countries even though they have private economies. Those concepts don't have to be conflicting. They get that, right?

    However, republicans will call those nations socialist depending on the context of the conversation.

    A republican will say in a different conversation that Bernie shouldn't be elected because he is a dirty socialist who will turn the US into Venezuela. A liberal defending Bernie Sanders will say "No, Bernie doesn't want to end the private market system. He just wants to institute socialist policies that would require the population at large to benefit from the current overall system that we have. He also thinks healthcare and other critical institutions should be socialized or remain socialized. The Scandinavian nations have these same policies"......in response the republican says "THAT'S JUST LIKE VENEZUELA!"

    No, it isn't.
     
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    Scandinavian countries are homogenous in race and taught to work to contribute to the social safety net from birth.

    Not entitled taking from the safety net provided by the working hands of others as in this country.
     
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    Dude you’re dumb. The Scandinavian countries are not Socialist. They are indeed very homogeneous well sans Sweden until most recently and how is that working out for Sweden?

     
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    Socialism is just Communism Lite .... :cool:
     
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    Socialism is the Republican name for almost everything that helps all the people:
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    "Senator Bernie Sanders, the only avowed socialist in the Presidential race, delivered a speech on Wednesday that presented his brand of democratic socialism as an unthreatening egalitarianism, in the spirit of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "He called it 'the unfinished business of the New Deal' and recited an 'economic bill of rights' that included the right to a living wage, health care, a secure retirement, and a clean environment.

    "'Socialism,' Sanders quoted President Harry Truman as saying, in 1952, ' is the epithet they have hurled at every advance that people have made in the last twenty years.

    "'Socialism is what they called Social Security.'

    "'Socialism is what they called farm-price supports.'

    "'Socialism is what they called bank-deposit insurance.'

    "'Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor.'

    "'Socialism is their name for almost everything that helps all of the people.'"

    The Many, Tangled American Definitions of Socialism

    The rich would never acquire their fortunes without government supplied welfare in the form of tax and trade policies.

    Socialism for the rich and cut-throat capitalism for the rest.
     
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    The OP happens to be one of the liberal indoctrinated socialists/communists!
     
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    Lunatics of the left...WAKE UP!

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    Communism is just Republicanism Lite

    ergo republicans are socialists
     
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    Agreed.

    Having a shared identity is the only way to maintain a sustainable social safety net.

    And a social safety net is NOT socialism.

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    Venezuela nationalized the oil industry (aka stole it from private owners without compensation). Did Scandinavian Nations do that?

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